Lebohang Liepollo Pheko is a senior research fellow and political economist at a think tank called Trade Collective. She an activist scholar, public intellectual, international movement builder and Afrikan feminist theoretician.
Liepollo has lived and worked across 42 countries including South Africa, Zambia, Lesotho, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, Senegal, Brazil and China giving political and technical solidarity to various institutions, social movements and organisations. She has published extensively inter alia on international trade, feminist political economy, decolonising higher education and regional integration. Her work has an intersectional approach.
Recently Liepollo has contributed extensively to framing policy alternatives that centre African women in post covid economic recovery and explore new definitions of work, the possibility of post capitalism and a covid resilient, people centred ecology. She is also a Lancet Commissioner on Reparations and Redistributive Justice.